The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
When you know better you do better.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
The fullness of knowledge only comes through the awareness of ignorance.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.